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Baghdad may Export Kirkuk Oil to Iran

By John Lee. Iraq‘s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) has reportedly confirmed that talks are ongoing between Baghdad and Tehran to export crude oil from Kirkuk to the Kermanshah refinery (pictured) in Iran. SOMO Director Alaa al-Mussawi is quoted as saying that trucks would initially supply 15,000 barrels of crude oil per day (bpd) to […]

Iraq may Sell Oil through Iran if talks with KRG Fail

By John Lee. Iraq would reportedly consider selling crude through Iran if talks with Iraqi Kurdistan on an oil revenue-sharing agreement fail. Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh al-Nema told Reuters that Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO) plans to hold talks with the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), possibly this week. He said “If the negotiations come […]